Hofkirche
Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
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12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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paxa
Washington DC, DC6,586 contributions
The church with all the cast iron statues is dramatic looking. There is a small garden with some chair to sit on. They sell tickets for the church and museum separately the latter mainly gives you the chance to go upstairs and look down into the church. A quick visit unless you are interested in identifying all the statues - names all listed on the brochure.
Written August 25, 2022
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Ramon
380 contributions
Couples
We aren't religious people at all, therefore have a tendency not to visit too many churches on our vacations. Didn't plan to go to this one, especially not pay for it but it was included in our museum tickets anyway, so we took a look and were pleasantly surprised. The inner yard is looking really nice already thoughit's somewhat simple. Then we went into the church where we were especially impressed by all the statues and their level of details. Additionally there was a little organ music concert. And when we were about to leave a worker asked us if we want to do the multimedia tour about emperor Maximilian. We totally would have missed it but I highly recommend it since it gives you context to the things we saw before. It's a 12 minute tour in 3 rooms and is available in multiple languages.
Definitely recommended to do.
Written September 18, 2021
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,476 contributions
Couples
This church was so unique and special! The entrance is not free, but included in The Innsbruck Card. So worth the visit! The Court Church is also known by locals as “Schwarzmander Church” thanks to the 28 life-size bronze figures that stand guard, watching over the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I (who is actually buried in a different church). There is also a beautiful Silver Chapel up the stairs.
Written March 7, 2022
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peetajohn
Norton, UK686 contributions
We loved this place.
The whole place was interesting and atmospheric.
Best of all though was the room of the statues of various kings, etc. The statues were superb and extremely impressive in the setting.
Dont misss this - a must-see attraction.
Written January 10, 2020
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Gerson van Luijk
Rotterdam, The Netherlands383 contributions
Impressive display of the coffin of Maximilian I, although he is not in it himself. Especially the statues around it are cool and the whole setting. The silver chapel was a bit of a quiet place. Also the "show" of maximillian will was worth the visit!
Written August 12, 2020
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,172 contributions
Couples
Full of statues in bronze of Habsburg royal emperors and emperinnas. Beautifull decorations. Also a smaller Silver Chappel in upstairs.
Written June 7, 2019
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SameerBombay_India
Bombay, India164 contributions
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We visited the Hofkirche on June 10. We bought a ticket which included a multi-media show and a visit to the Hofkirche.
However, as we entered the premises ,we asked a staffer , a woman , where we could see the multi-media show. She just directed us to Hofkirche. We went back and inquired at the ticket window and were told that it was indeed the same woman staffer who was in charge of the multi-media show. We went back and were told that there was a group ahead of us that needed a french commentary. We were next in the queue and were told to wait as we required a commentary in English.

As the earlier group departed , we were told that we would have to wait for some more time. The staff gave precedence to German speaking couple , who arrived much after we did. When we pointed out that we were ahead in the queue, the woman in charge of the multi-media theatre turned rude and hostile. Despite patiently explaining that we were ahead in the queue and we should go first, she shrugged her shoulders and turned nasty. This was a shock to us ......clearly racist. This was an extremely unsavory experience and the first and only time when we felt discriminated against, in Austria. Even when her superior came on the scene, there was absolutely no sign of remorse or no word of apology from the woman. It was a "I don't give a damn " attitude. We were discriminated against and just for that I wouldn't recommend any non-German to visit... ...

Since we had already purchased the ticket , we visited the Hofkirche, which is nice - but certainly not something that you need to suffer racism for !!! This was a large ( thankfully only) black spot on our 10 day trip to Austria.

Our visit was at 3.45 pm on the 10th of June 2017.... in case the authorities are listening. Also be aware that there was no communication problem and it cannot be explained away as such. We speak German.
Written July 20, 2017
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publiussulla
Seattle, WA217 contributions
Couples
We did the tour of the church to see the inside and the tomb of Emperor Maximillian. Be sure to get the combo ticket for 4 euros more to see the museum as well upstairs. We missed out on that part of the visit. We checked out the inside of the church and the tomb very richly adorned and pictures are permitted without flash. I have seen many Rococo and Baroque churches throughout Germany and France/Austria and this one quite nice. However on the way out into the courtyard in the far opposite right corner is a small room where they put on a 3-D video show that was nothing short of incredible with audio and doors that open and give a very in depth history of Emperor Maxamillian and his life. The price of the ticket was worth it just for that!!!
Written August 13, 2017
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ClaireWilson36
Los Gatos, CA242 contributions
Friends
We've seen literally hundreds of churches around the world, and continue to be amazed when we find one that holds our interest with its unique features. The centerpiece of this royal church is Maximilian I's tomb. It is surrounded with fascinating panels about his life and history, as well as an intricate fencing around it. There are many bigger-than-life bronze statues of people important in Maximilian's life--family, other royalty, fictitious characters like King Arthur. The statues are beautifully done.

The interesting thing about this amazing tomb is that Maximilian's remains aren't even in it. Somehow, he had lost a bit of his popularity due to heavy debts, and his remains never made it from the place of his death. Nonetheless, this is not central to appreciating the beauty of the monument to his name that was built by his grandchildren and others.

Here's what surprised us, though. There's a great 3D video show that you access in a corner of the courtyard that the Hofkirche entrance is on. You have to ask to get into it.

Neither the ticket-seller, nor the woman who took our ticket later, told us about this wonderful show. I did not find it mentioned in any guidebook. I found out about it by reading a review on Trip Advisor!! Maybe it's a new addition and hasn't made it into any guidebooks yet? But why didn't the 2 staff members we talked to tell us about it?

The church is not large, but it is is quite lovely overall. You enter it through the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum. You can buy a combo ticket or separate tickets.
Written September 26, 2017
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JohnandAnneKSKY
Potsdam, NY68 contributions
Couples
The mausoleum and sculpture for Maximilian I of Hapsburg is truly unique. Having visited the mausoleums of other Hapsburgs, this was small, comfy and almost cute. Go up the stairs to the silver chapel. When you visit the adjacent Tyrolean Folk Art Museum there is one point where a door magically opens and leads you into the Hofkirche right over the central altar. It is a very unique experience.
Written May 28, 2017
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